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Local School Celebration Honors Veteran

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There was a big celebration at Washington Elementary School today. It was all about the crossing guard, but it wasn't about helping children cross the street.

Washington Elementary School celebrated John Louk's Big Sky Honor Flight.

"We also let off a big hot air balloon that had his name on it, that had all of the names of the Honor Flight people that are leaving this Sunday," said Health and Physical Education Teacher, Josh Miller.

And they surprised him with a celebration.

"I had an inkling this morning when the principal called my house looking for my wife," said Louk

John Louk has been the crossing guard at Washington Elementary for 15 years.

"He helps us cross the road when there's cars coming, when we're walking to school," said Draven Scray, a third grade student.

He was selected for the flight to Washington, D.C. because he's a military vet.

"He's always here every morning, it doesn't matter if it's winter. He's just here every morning helping the kids. He's always got a smile on his face, and the kids are excited to see him in the morning. Just a great guy," said Miller.

And Draven Scray wants to follow in his footsteps

"He's kind of cool. He helps kids cross the road, instead of having them run over," said Scray.

Louk says that it really hit home.

"It made me feel good, really. All them little kids out there waving their flags. They had signs. It put a lump."

Louk flies on the Honor Flight this Sunday, and he says he is excited to see the monument built in honor of the World War Two veterans.

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